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Hornacko Region


The village is situated in the picturesque surroundings of the White Carpathian hills, at the elevation of 484m – which makes it the highest placed settlement in the Hornacko region (and in fact, the whole Hodonin area). The village originated from a logging camp in the mountainous border area with Upper Hungary (current day Slovakia). As the men working in logging camps (lumberjacks /woodcutters) usually had to meet deadlines set for clearing particular areas of forest, people called them “the deadliners”, in Czech “lhotari“. This is where the name of the settlement “Lhota” comes from. The village used to be made up of two parts – the higher situated old one, Stara Lhotka (stara meaning old, lhotka is a little lhota) and the new (nova) one Nova Lhota. The first record mentioning the settlements dates back to 1598, when both parts were formally joined into one village.

The same as the rest of the south-east Moravia border region, all through the 17th and 18th centuries Nova Lhota suffered from repeated and bloody raids by various invading troops, and a devastating cholera epidemic at the beginning of the 19th century in which some 200 local people died.

In 1752, a Literati choir was established in the local St. Matthew Church, for which the rector Pavel Raska wrote and decorated (illuminated) a special hymn book.

GPS position

N 48° 51.652', E 17° 35.640'



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